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NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management (PSM)

Achieve recognition for your health and safety skills and knowledge anywhere in the world with the NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management.
NEBOSH and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the UK’s Health and Safety Regulator, developed this Process Safety Management (PSM) qualification specifically for process industries.
SETA offers this qualification as an open course in the UK and international locations or it can be run in-company to suit client requirement.

Course Duration:

4 Days + 1 Examination (40 multiple choice questions in 90 minutes)

Who can benefit from this course?

This course is suitable for supervisors and managers in Chemical, Oil and Gas, Pharmaceutical, Food, Petrochemical, Refinery and similar high hazard work environment.
This qualification provides process safety knowledge and understanding of recognised industrial practices to managers, supervisors and safety professionals to allow them to manage their process safety responsibilities to prevent catastrophic accidents and near misses associated with loss of containment of energy or dangerous substances such as chemicals and hydrocarbons.


No formal previous health and safety knowledge is required. However, NEBOSH recommends students to have an underpinning knowledge of health and safety issues and may already have studied one of NEBOSH’s qualifications.
English language skill level 6 or higher in IELTS, or equivalent is recommended, but not mandatory, for those whom the first language is not English.

Course Outline

The qualification covers a range of issues affecting process industries such as oil and gas, chemicals, plastics and pharmaceuticals under 4 elements below.

  • Process Safety Leadership
  • Management of Process Risk
  • Process Safety Hazard Control
  • Fire Protection and Emergency Response.



Assessment examination consists of 90 minutes duration with 40 multiple choice questions. Score of minimum 60% is required to pass (ie, 24 correct answers out of 40 questions).


Those who complete the course and achieved minimum pass in the examination will get certificate from NEBOSH.

Note: This course can be delivered in-company anywhere in the UK and internationally subject to 6 weeks lead time to register for exam with NEBOSH.

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